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Soraya Boudia

Soraya Boudia is Professor of sociology in the University Paris-Est Marne la Vallée. Former director of the Curie Museum in Paris (from 1999 to 2003) and professor of history of science in the University of Strasbourg, her main area of research has been the history of radioactivity and its applications. She currently studies the global expertise and regulation of nuclear risks and environmental hazards. She is also preparing a book on the history of risk and risk society.


  • Soraya Boudia; Nestor Herran and Simone Turchetti (2012). Special Issue on Transnational History of Science. British Journal for the History of Science, 45(3) (Introduction, pp. 319-336) (
  • Soraya Boudia (2009). "Radioisotopes 'economy of promises' : On the limits of biomedicine in public legitimization of nuclear activities”. Dynamis 29: 241-259.
  • Soraya Boudia (2008). "Sur les dynamiques de constitution des systèmes d’expertise scientifique : le cas des rayonnements ionisants". Genèses 70: 26-44.
  • Soraya Boudia & Nathalie Jas, eds. (2007) Risk and Risk Society in Historical Perspective, special issue of History and Technology 23 (4).
  • Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas (2007). "Risk and ‘Risk Society’ in Historical Perspective". History and Technology 23(4): 317-331.
  • Soraya Boudia (2007). "Global Regulation: Controlling and Accepting Radioactivity Risks". History and Technology 23(4): 389-406.
  • Soraya Boudia (2001). Marie Curie et son laboratoire : sciences et industrie de la radioactivité en France. Paris: Éditions des archives contemporaines.
  • Soraya Boudia & Xavier Roqué, eds. (1997). "Science, Medecine and Industry : the Curies and Joliot-Curie’s Laboratories". Special issue of History and Technology 4 (13).